Science Daily: Beyond romance: Empathy and bonding

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Love can make us do crazy things. It often prompts us to behave in counterintuitive ways, like, for example, placing the wellbeing of our loved ones above our own. But why? Such altruism has perplexed and intrigued scientists for centuries. A new study out of UC Santa Barbara explores how an individual’s genetics and brain activity correlate with altruistic behaviors directed toward romantic partners. (February 11, 2019)

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